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The Nef Family Chair of Political Economy

Company:
Augustana University
Job Location:
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Category:
Political Science

Augustana University (Sioux Falls, SD) invites applications for an endowed chair in political economy. The Rudy & Marilyn Nef Family Chair of Political Economy will advance the study of market economies and representative democracies, both within the campus community and in the region. This tenure-track faculty position will be housed in the Government and International Affairs Department, but will draw on a breadth of research and extensive teaching experience to provide recognized scholarship and enthusiastic, effective instruction to the University’s offerings in economics, political science, public policy, and business. The Nef Family Chair will also provide collaborative and creative leadership in partnership with the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.

We seek an outstanding teacher/scholar who reflects the foundational relevance of economic analysis in the design and administration of public policies, and who speaks authoritatively to the positive role of free markets, localized decision making and competition in a free society. The unique nature of this endowed chair position grants wide latitude to the instructor in terms of the courses offered, save a required course on capitalistic economic systems. Candidates capable of teaching upper-level Comparative Politics, Comparative/International Political Economy, Policy Analysis or Microeconomics are strongly encouraged to apply.

Additional responsibilities will include student advising, student research mentorship, and planning and facilitating public symposia relevant to the scholar’s teaching and research. Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate. A doctorate is required. Compensation, rank and length of tenure track will be commensurate with experience. The starting date for this 12-month appointment is August, 2022. Screening will begin November 7th and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be expected to present an engaging topic as part of the interview process. 

Located in the growing and vibrant city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Augustana University has, for more than 160 years, provided a strong student-centric education based on its five core values: Christian faith, liberal arts, excellence, community, and service. The institution continues to expand its pre-professional and graduate offerings, while remaining true to its liberal arts tradition. Guided by the Viking Bold: Journey to 2030 strategic plan, Augustana seeks to grow its enrollment from just over 1,900 students to more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. 

Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

Application Procedure:

Please send a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; Augustana University employment application; statement of commitment to diversity; statement of teaching philosophy; addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of three current references; and unofficial transcripts electronically to Human Resources at humanresources@augie.edu. Official website: www.augie.edu.

Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.

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